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West Band hopes to defend Hilltopper title

The Morristown-Hamblen West High Trojan Band hopes to defend its title during the second annual Hilltopper Invitational Marching Band Competition on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Kermit Tipton Stadium/Steve Spurrier Field on the campus of Science Hill High School in Johnson City. West was the Small Division Grand Champion during last year’s inaugural competition. They will [...]

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Mimbs to perform as part of Java Jive

The 2014 season of Java Jive, the popular cabaret concert series at the Rose Center in Morristown, is drawing to a close on Friday, Oct. 17 with a performance by singer Matthew Mimbs. For the Java Jive concerts, the Rose Center transformed the Davis Gallery into a New York-style cabaret, complete with candlelight and bistro [...]


Electric invention: Retired electrician creates box finder

Some people are born to tinker. One such person is J. C. Dearing, a Morristown native who now lives in Jefferson City. Through the years he has come up with a few inventions and at age 85 he is still at it. His latest, which is now being manufactured by a factory in Morristown, is [...]

One RoadSide Attraction will perform during the Preview reception for the 39th Annual Mountain Makins Festival, to be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Tickets to Preview will serve as weekend passes to the festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26.

Changes made to Mountain Makins Preview evening

Subtle changes to the Preview evening that introduces the Mountain Makins festival in Morristown have been designed to provide a better flow throughout its host site, Rose Center, and kick up the celebratory atmosphere in 2014. The front doors to the center will open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 for the 39th annual [...]

Morristown BZA approves indoor soccer facility

Two Morristown businessmen plan to transform the former McGuffin Truss building to an indoor soccer facility for five-on-five tournaments, pre-kindergarten soccer clinics and inclement-weather use by local travel teams and schools. The Morristown Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for E7 Sports to modify the 16,000-square-foot building, located in an area that’s [...]

Niki Cinniamon is the Claiborne County author of the Darkness Series available on Amazon.

Journey into ‘Darkness’

Niki Dobbs Cinniamon has always been fascinated by the fictional world of vampires, werewolves and other beings. Growing up in Claiborne County, she enjoyed reading and grew a passion for writing herself. This year, she has poured her passion and fascination into three self-published books, the Darkness Series with the latest installment, “Taken By Darkness” [...]

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Local author returns with third science fiction novel

With his third novel, “The Voice in My Ear,” Morristown author Ken Newman once again offers readers an insight into a unique universe of his own creation. The book, published by Sunbury Press, follows his now-established formula mixing science fiction, action adventure and a touch of the noir. Newman takes all these elements, tosses them [...]

Union Heights Elementary principal Chuck Carter talks to Lakeway IT Alliance members at the Country Club.

Carter talks school technology with LITA

From C.O.W.S. to a ban on hunting and pecking, technology in Hamblen County Schools begins with the youngest students, according to Union Heights Elementary principal Chuck Carter. The drive toward technology may have begun with a system-wide goal, but the measure of its success will be determined by the leadership of each individual school. “Principals [...]

Corn mazes, haunted trails and other fall attractions have popped up all over the Lakeway Area. With attractions ranging from old-timey to traditional, the corn mazes offer a lot more than a walk amongst the stalks. Check them out with the Adventure Card from Big Deal Tennessee which offers entrance into five area attractions at one reasonable price.

A-Mazing: Get into the harvest season with local corn mazes & more

One of the pleasures of living in the Lakeway Area is the changing of the season. Between football games, hikes in the mountains and craft festivals, there’s no better time to get out with friends and family and enjoy living in East Tennessee. There are several Lakeway Area farms opening their property to welcome visitors [...]

The Mid-East Tennessee Regional P-16 Council met at WSCC Thursday. From left are Iliff McMahan, regional director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; Cathy Woods, executive director of distance education; David Sullivan, managing partner of PEER Group; Joe Wood, state coordinator of Battelle for Kids; and Linda Roberts, assistant vice president for academic affairs.

P-16 talks work force development

Community leaders and educators met Thursday for the Fall Mid-East Tennessee Regional P-16 Council meeting to discuss how communities are preparing students to enter the work force. Preparing students for the work force has become a major initiative in Hamblen County, and students are already beginning to see the results, but there is still more [...]

Kathy Meyer, The Main Loft owner and fitness instructor, pumps up the volume in the First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center during a Zumba exposition, as part of the Wellness of Women Girls Night Out on Thursday.

MHHS gives local women an entertaining and informative night out

The sold-out 2014 Girls Night Out held Thursday was a hybrid model of needed information and efficiency, mixed with fun and energy. Hosted by the Wellness of Women board of Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System/Covenant Health, the evening provided informative health booths, shopping opportunities, dining and entertainment. Health screenings included mammogram scheduling by Morristown Regional Diagnostic Center, [...]

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